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60. The Wrong Question: How Can I Be More Consistent?
Have you ever felt like a lack of consistency is causing you to not get the results you want? Is that really the root issue? What does consistency even mean? It can be so subjective in nature and what is consistent for one person may be inconsistent for another.
In this episode, Lauren discusses the subjective meaning of consistency and teaches you what to look for and address, to create exactly what you want, in a way that's aligned for you without having to take consistency into account and without forcing yourself to be something you're not.
What You'll Learn From This Episode:
- How subjectivity is embedded in the meaning of consistency
- How desiring to be consistent could be a shadow of our Design
- What to look at and address instead of consistency
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60. The Wrong Question: The Wrong Question: How Can I Be More Consistent?
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Hey, you're listening to The Ease of Hustle, the podcast where limited time is the strategy and not the limitation. I'm your host Lauren Cash. In each episode, I'll guide you to effectively create your goals and intentions in life and business without burning yourself out or making yourself sick. Rather than doing things the way everyone else is, I'll encourage you to embody your Human Design and gene keys or whatever else resonates for you personally, for a much more easeful and magnetic experience. Are you ready to join the movement?
There's something about the online business industry that gets us obsessed with consistency. It's one of my pet peeves, Lauren Armstrong, and I talked about it on her guest episode. I still get a lot of clients and people on Instagram coming to me thinking that consistency is the problem. Consistency itself to me is never the root issue.
Once we dive in and talk more about what you're wanting and how to get it, it doesn't end up being a matter of consistency. The way I view it. In today's episode, we're going to talk about what consistency means, what we actually mean when we say we want to be more consistent. How it can be a shadow, how it is a shadow, how it is the non-self and what to look for and address instead of consistency, to get more of what you're actually wanting.
Are you ready? I hope so. Today I'm joined by a puppy that is chained, not chained, but leashed to my desk because he keeps getting into things when he is not supervised. If you hear any panting, you probably won't because the audio is so great. But if you hear any panting or puppy noises behind me, that's what's going on.
So what do we mean when we say we want to be consistent? We have to slow down enough to ask ourselves what does that really mean, rather than just looking at personal development or these influencers or coaches telling. Just be more consistent. You need to be consistent. You need to decide what you're going to do and follow through blah, blah, blah, blah.
That's what makes you successful? Let's slow down and see, what does this actually mean? What do we mean when we say we want to be more consistent? So what does consistency even mean? The definition I looked it up for us is marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity free from variation or contradiction. To me, that definition has subjectivity embedded in it.
So I think a lot of the times when we're thinking about consistency, we have a perspective of what that timeframe is that we're looking at. When we are saying, we need to be more consistent. I think a lot of the times we're meaning I need to do this thing daily or weekly. Is that what you mean? When you're thinking, I need to be more consistent?
Check in with yourself, but when we are talking about consistency, we need to know what regularity, what steady continuity, what variation or contradiction are we even talking about. What timeframe are we even looking at? This makes me think of investing. And when you look at the market, or if you look at Bitcoin's value, if you look at it zoomed in to like this year, I mean, thinking about Bitcoin, for example, this year, it is it's gone down in value and it's on it, like has a negative whatever percent when you look at the graph.
But if you look at the timeframe, zoomed out from the beginning of Bitcoin to now it's gone up. I don't even know. I don't have it up right now, but I know it's like a huge percentage that it's gone up in value. So it depends on what timeframe we're zoomed into on a graph. Like if you're thinking about like frequency of something occurring, like even you could think about like earthquakes.
Do earthquakes consistently happen? One person would say yes, and one person would say, no, depending on what view they're looking at, what timeframe they're looking at, how zoomed in or zoomed out they are within a particular timeframe. So it's subjective. What is consistent to one person may be inconsistent to somebody else.
If we plot the points of when something occurred. You could look at my year and say that I, I don't know, did Instagram stories consistently this year, but if you looked at a particular week and zoomed in on that, you might say I was inconsistent because I did one Thursday. Then I did one Friday and that was it.
But if we looked at the frequency throughout the year timeframe, you would say, oh wow, there are a lot of points plotted for when she showed up on stories, for example. So what we're really saying when we want to be more consistent is probably that we want to more regularly do the things that get the results that we want, which really boiled down is that we want to get what results we want.
What outcomes we. We want to have clients and income that we desire in our business in the first place. And we want to do it probably if you're like me in a particular number of hours without getting sick or burnt out, what is it for you? I want you to ask yourself right now, what is the end goal? The end result you want?
And maybe if you're not a specific Manifestor like me, maybe it is more of that feeling state. I want you to ask yourself this too. If you had consistency, the consistency you think you need and want and are looking for, what do you think you'd get out of it? What if you could have that without what you're thinking is consistent to you and your, your inconsistency, according to your way of thinking of consistency, what is it for you?
What would you get out of it? And then let's go to work creating that within what you're thinking is inconsistent. The second point that I wanna make is that desiring to be consistent is really a shadow of our design of a lot of our designs. So in Human Design, we have this body graph. It's a big aspect of our Human Design chart.
And within this chart, we have nine centers. So there are these shapes that look like they're inside of the body. And each shape we say in Human Design is either defined, undefined, or open. So defined. If you look at your body graph and all in the show notes, have a link to genetic matrix where you could grab your chart and see your shapes, your centers.
If you see the ones that are colored in doesn't matter what color they are, but they're colored in. Those are defined and where we're defined. We have what they call in Human Design, consistent access to that energy. We regularly have that present within us and we're pushing that energy out into the world and kind of like other people can sense that consistent energy.
Then we're either undefined or open in the centers where they're not colored in. And the difference between undefined and open is undefined is just one of those shapes that has a, we call it a hanging gate. The one of those numbers is colored in, but the whole sh whole shape itself is not, that would be undefined.
And then open is it com is completely. No colored in, it's not colored in and it doesn't have any of those numbers colored in either. So where we're undefined or open. We have what we call like inconsistent access to that energy. We don't always have access to that particular flavor or theme. And that's where we're really meant to learn lessons in this lifetime.
And also where most of our work in terms of self-development, self-coaching. Where our work comes in because that's where we're most conditioned and I'm not gonna get into what that means fully here today, but that's where we take on and amplify other people's energy. So if you're undefined or open, you don't have consistent access to that particular energy that that center contains.
And that's not a bad thing. This doesn't mean that we can't make the money we wanna make. All it means it is that it ebbs and flows and that we will want to harness and account for that when we're planning our work. For example, like me, I have an undefined sacral center. And if you are a projector, reflector or Manifestor, you will also have an undefined sacral center.
We call that non-sacral. You're a non-sacral being. So. You will not have consistent access to, we call it like this, go, go, go, do, do, do energy or creative output energy. It's really this generation, the pleasure center. Like you're not gonna have as much energy to do work. Not that generators and manifesting generators with sacral centers have unlimited energy to work all of the time.
And they're not meant to work all like 24 hours of a day, every single season either, but we have way less of that energy and less consistency of that energy. It doesn't get to recharge by doing something that we love and there's less access to it all of the time. So to expect myself to have the same rate and level of that type of energy every day of the week, five days a week, 52 weeks of the year, it's gonna cause problems.
And it did because I ended up with adrenal fatigue. I was trying to go, go, go, do, do, do have creative output, all of the. and this is even reflected in how I was not doing podcast seasons before and now I am. So podcast seasons is also for me to tap into that inconsistent access to of creation and doing and going.
So the shadow of the SAC center is believing that we need consistent access to that energy that we should. Be able to go, go, go, do, do, do that. We're not doing enough that we need to be more consistent, that we should have access to that energy all of the time. That's the unintentional thinking of the undefined sacral center, where we're undefined, where we're open is where we think we need something that we don't always have, but we don't actually need it in order to get what we want.
How we're designed is the pathway for having everything that we desire. We only desire when we're in alignment, at least what is meant for us. We could potentially desire from the shadow. Like here, you might desire to be more consistent, but that's from the not-self that's from, against yourself, not within your design.
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So, what should we look at or what would be more beneficial to look at and address instead of consistency then Lauren, like, tell me if it's not consistency, how do I get what I want then? I thought it was consistency. I just wanna beat myself up about consistency. I just wanna work on my calendar. I wanna learn how to follow through.
I wanna record a podcast and record reels every single day of the week for every week, whatever it is. So back to the question I asked you earlier, if we went to the place where you had this fantasy consistency, you were regularly to you, whatever that regularity is, I would guess it's. A daily, weekly situation.
If you had that, what do you think you'd get out of it? Maybe it's money. Maybe it's clients, maybe it's a particular body type and shape. Maybe it's a certain health goal. I bet for most of us though, like we're thinking about it in business and maybe it's like a certain number of followers. But really why do you even want the followers?
We gotta get to the root of it. It's probably gonna make a certain amount of money. Right. So then you're going to keep asking that question, make sure you get to the root desire. Like, what is the exact thing? So for example, you might say, well, I'd post more on social media, but why do we care about that?
Maybe you're you then say, so then I can get more followers or I can have more people in my DMS, or I can have more people listening to my podcast, but why do you care about that? Keep going till you get to the root desire. So rather than looking at consistency, look at what you ultimately want to create, ask those questions, keep asking.
And then you want to look at how to create that in a way that works with your energy, your design, and follow that. Then we can coach you on not going against yourself and doing what is in alignment for you. There may be issues, you know, of trying to just do what everyone else is doing. Like I did with like having a weekly podcast for a year and not taking things through your strategy and your authority and Human Design.
So you're getting yourself into thinking you need to do something regularly that you're not even meant to be doing. Maybe you're not even meant to be doing it and what you think is irregular. So there's a difference between this and many like there's a difference between consistency and also quitting on yourself and stopping.
So I don't want you to conflate the two and think that. Quitting and stopping and avoiding doing what you know you're meant to do is the same as being inconsistent. They're two totally different conversations, and we're not even gonna have the mini quits and stopping and avoiding conversation today, but just know that you might be conflating the two.
So today I taught you that asking how to be more consistent is not the best question to ask, because it's very subjective. You may not have access to consistency. You can create exactly what you want. That's aligned for you and your design without having to take consistency into account without forcing yourself to be something you're not.
And that might be consistent. Or what you're thinking is consistent. You can be consistent in a different view, zoom out of that graph and believe you're consistent. I believe I'm, I don't really ever think about if I'm consistent or not really, but if someone asks, like, if you're, if I was consistent, I'd probably be like, yeah, but then somebody else might be like, yeah, but you only like do a podcast season a year or two or whatever it is, is gonna end up being.
But I, it's never a problem for me because I know I'm creating what I desire and consistency doesn't even come into the conversation. So I challenge you to go through my questions today, sit down maybe with a notebook, if that feels good or just contemplate them on a walk so you can stop wasting your time and energy on that question.
That really does not matter.
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